Wuza-Wuza, translates as you and us together as one: a phonetic combination of Akan by pronunciation ‘Wu’ you and Dagbani ‘Zaa’ together as one, it also represents the founder’s first name. Formed in 2000 by leading young choreographer Yawuza Alhassan as a solo endeavor, Wuza-Wuza was formally launched in 2005 by a group of dedicated Ghanaian artistes who appreciate African tradition and cultures. The official launching was by the kind sponsorship of the British council of Ghana at their Accra premises. Educated in traditional African music and sharing the vision of preserving and creatively developing African music and dance.
Wuza-Wuza company members are highly-trained performers and instructors, having completed rigorous residency with prestigious companies such as the National Dance Company of Ghana, Noyam African Dance Institute, and collaborating with members of the Sogo dance troupe, Nbanba Culture dance, N.Y.C. Dance troupe, Gyanomo Dance Troupe and many others. The company is considered among the fastest developing production groups on the continent in its creativity and innovation, and their progressive revival of traditional dances has been lauded as visionary.
Wuza-Wuza is under the patronage of professor Emeritus Kwabena Nketia (1921), world-renowned musicologist and composer who founded and directs the International Centre for African Music and Dance (ICAMD) of the University of Ghana in Legon. As a pioneer of contemporary dance in Ghana, West Africa, Yawuza Alhassan continues to share his experience and knowledge through seminars, workshops and performances in the US, Holland, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, France, South Africa, Togo, Nigeria, Benin and many many others, receiving accolades wherever he goes.